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  1. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    London’s less central areas will be next hot spots

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Selina McFall

    ... spots Property investors around the world know London as a reliably strong and consistent market. Investment from across the globe has historically been attracted to its traditionally prime areas, such as Kensington, Chelsea and Mayfair. Even during the financial crisis, these areas continued to perform, earning the market an investment safe haven status shared only by New York. ...

  2. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Ireland beckons for Asian property investors

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Marie Hunt

    ... a bailout programme towards the end of last year. In the first half of this year, €1.37 billion (HK$14.5 billion) was invested in Irish commercial real estate, compared with €1.78 billion for all of 2013. But where does Asian capital fit into this equation? Well, on the surface it doesn't. Less than 1 per cent of investment in income-producing real estate in the Irish market in 2013 ...

  3. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Firms from China to join individuals in new phase of outbound property investment

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:23pm by Joel Rothstein

    ... Joel Rothstein property,post@scmp.com Institutions will take over from individuals, with the focus on offices, shopping malls and construction projects around the globe Investment in real estate set to enter a new phase Outbound investment from the mainland to markets around the world tripled year on year to about US$8.3 billion in 2013, a recent study by property services company ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong’s status as retail hub safe for now

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:50pm by Tom Gaffney

    ... able to generate desirable returns on investment in the city. However, while the market fundamentals are expected to remain strong, the reality is that we probably won't see the same ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Why aspirational brands offer a good bet for Hong Kong mall owners

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peter Bullock

    ... There are examples of such failures. Conlumino explains how US clothing retailer Brooks Brothers failed to gain traction in the British market despite investing in premier retail space in the priciest ...

  6. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Heavier taxes on homes held in companies make London hotels an attractive option

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:22am by JAMES INNES

    ... investment classes, such as hotel, serviced apartments, offices or retail shops, can be placed in special-purpose vehicles- companies that are both tax-efficient and easily managed while offering ... of sizeable assets in the main. According to JLL, Asian investment in the capital's hotel market has risen by 33 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of last year, with private equity firms ...


    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... Graham Kean property.post@scmp.com Asia's GDP growth from built assets is set to continue over the next decade, with continuing investment in real estate and infrastructure Living ... of capital still secure a return, but it represents a smaller share of overall income. As economies develop and diversify, investment in intangible capital like software and computing becomes ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Shanghai shows it’s serious about using underground space

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:49pm by SHAUN BRODIE

    ... will be considered and scrutinised in greater detail by potential investors and current owners when calculating the overall investment returns for commercial projects. Because this space will be worth more, ... actual physical investment value and its value to the local economy. Shaun Brodie is head of China strategy research at DTZ ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Taiwan insurance giants eye overseas property investments

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by JOSEPH LIN

    ... Joseph Lin Taiwanese insurers now invest in local property; they will in future be given limited scope to purchase overseas buildings Insurance giants set eyes on overseas investments ... investments for the first time has opened up the possibility of forays into the global real estate investment market as the insurers look to diversify from the overcrowded domestic market and find ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Potential home price correction would have broad impact on economy

    Posted May 13th 2014, 02:30pm by Gerard Burg

    ... homebuyers is unusually high- at about 30 per cent for first homes and typically 60 per cent for additional or investment properties. In many cases, investment properties are bought without ... This could lead to increased concerns about local government debt and shadow banking- a key lender to governments and developers. Given the importance of residential investment as a share of gross ...




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